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Photo Flash: Pasek & Paul's DEAR EVAN HANSEN Celebrates Opening Night in D.C.Photo Flash: Pasek & Paul's DEAR EVAN HANSEN Celebrates Opening Night in D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents DEAR EVAN HANSEN, which opened last night, July 30, in the Kreeger Theater (read the reviews!) for a run through August 23. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

Tom McGowan to Join Cast of West End's WICKEDTom McGowan to Join Cast of West End's WICKED
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

WICKED, the award-winning classic musical that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is delighted to welcome the American stage, television and film actor Tom McGowan to the role of The Wizard from Monday 21 September for a limited season until Saturday 12 March 2016. He will be making his West End debut. (more...)

Alice Ripley, Will Swenson, NEWSIES Reunion & More Set for 54 Below in August & SeptemberAlice Ripley, Will Swenson, NEWSIES Reunion & More Set for 54 Below in August & September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

This August and September, 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visitwww.54Below.com.  (more...)

Hatton and Stevenson Extend In West End WICKED!Hatton and Stevenson Extend In West End WICKED!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

WICKED, the award-winning classic musical that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is pleased to announce that the current acclaimed stars, Emma Hatton (Elphaba) and Savannah Stevenson (Glinda), have both extended their contracts and will continue with the long-running hit into 2016. (more...)

Oscar Winner J.K. Simmons to Star in Musical LA LA LANDOscar Winner J.K. Simmons to Star in Musical LA LA LAND
by Movies News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

Academy Award winner J.K. Simmons will reunite with 'Whiplash' director Damien Chazelle in the musical LA LA LAND for Lionsgate. (more...)

BREAKING! Aaron Tveit to Star as Danny Zuko in Fox's GREASE LIVE! 'I'm Thrilled & Honored'BREAKING! Aaron Tveit to Star as Danny Zuko in Fox's GREASE LIVE! 'I'm Thrilled & Honored'
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 9, 2015

Broadway's Aaron Tveit (CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, Les Miserables) has been cast to play the iconic role of Danny Zuko in FOX's upcoming GREASE LIVE! (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Tom Hanks Stars in Spielberg's Dramatic Thriller BRIDGE OF SPIESVIDEO: First Look - Tom Hanks Stars in Spielberg's Dramatic Thriller BRIDGE OF SPIES
by Movies News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

Below, watch Tom Hanks in the trailer for BRIDGE OF SPIES, directed by Steven Spielberg. The dramatic thriller, hitting theaters on October 16, 2015, tells the incredible story of an ordinary man placed in extraordinary circumstances. (more...)

New York Stage and Film to Launch Inaugural Filmmakers' WorkshopNew York Stage and Film to Launch Inaugural Filmmakers' Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

New York Stage and Film has announced its inaugural Filmmakers' Workshop, which launches July 7th on Vassar's campus as part of New York Stage and Film & Vassar's 31st Powerhouse Season. Designed to support early-career screenwriters with creative development and mentorship, the Filmmakers' Workshop features a tailored, process-oriented approach akin to Powerhouse's celebrated development of plays and musicals. (more...)

WICKED Sets Lottery Policy for Run at Seattle's Paramount TheatreWICKED Sets Lottery Policy for Run at Seattle's Paramount Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKED, which is returning to The Paramount Theatre with performances from July 8 - August 2. Two and one-half hours prior to each performance, people who present themselves at The Paramount Theatre box office will have their names placed in a lottery drum; thirty minutes later, names will be drawn for a limited number of orchestra seats at $25 each, cash only.  This lottery is available only in-person at the box office, with a limit of two tickets per person. Lottery participants must have a valid photo ID and cash in hand when submitting their entry form and, if chosen, must purchase tickets at the time of the drawing. (more...)

WICKED Awarded 2015 Tripadvisor 'Certificate Of Excellence'WICKED Awarded 2015 Tripadvisor 'Certificate Of Excellence'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

WICKED, the award-winning classic musical that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is proud to announce that the long-running West End production has received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award. Now in its fifth year, the award celebrates excellence in hospitality and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve great reviews on TripAdvisor. Certificate of Excellence winners include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a superior customer experience.  (more...)

WICKED Returning to Seattle's Paramount Theatre, 7/8-8/2WICKED Returning to Seattle's Paramount Theatre, 7/8-8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

After breaking box office records in 2012, WICKED, Broadway's biggest blockbuster, will return to Seattle's Paramount Theatre from July 8 - August 2.  Tickets for the return engagement are available on-line at stgpresents.org and tickets.com, by calling 877-STG-4TIX (784-4849) or in person at select Ticketmaster locations and at The Paramount Theatre Box Office (Monday through Friday, 10am to 6pm). (more...)

INTO THE WOODS Skewered In Extensive & Hilarious 'Everything Wrong With' Video BreakdownINTO THE WOODS Skewered In Extensive & Hilarious 'Everything Wrong With' Video Breakdown
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 14, 2015

Extensive INTO THE WOODS analysis! (more...)

BWW TV: WICKED's Lilli Cooper Sings 'The Wizard and I' at Stars in the Alley!BWW TV: WICKED's Lilli Cooper Sings 'The Wizard and I' at Stars in the Alley!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 5, 2015

STARS IN THE ALLEY, presented by United Airlines, was held earlier today, May 27th in Shubert Alley, between Broadway and 8th Avenue and 44th and 45th Streets. Hosted by HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH's Darren Criss, Broadway's best turned out for the annual performance - including Wicked's Lilli Cooper, who performed 'The Wizard and I'- check it out below! (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Tom Hanks Stars in Spielberg's Dramatic Thriller BRIDGE OF SPIESVIDEO: First Look - Tom Hanks Stars in Spielberg's Dramatic Thriller BRIDGE OF SPIES
by Movies News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

The dramatic thriller, hitting theaters on October 16, 2015, tells the incredible story of an ordinary man placed in extraordinary circumstances. (more...)

Photo Special: Happy Birthday Idina Menzel - Part 1; WICKED, RENT & More!Photo Special: Happy Birthday Idina Menzel - Part 1; WICKED, RENT & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - May 30, 2015

As the star embarks TONIGHT on a new world tour, we'll celebrating Idina Menzel's birthday with a look back into the BWW Photo Archvies! (more...)

CINDERELLA Alum Keke Palmer Will Join the Pink Ladies on Fox's GREASE: LIVE!CINDERELLA Alum Keke Palmer Will Join the Pink Ladies on Fox's GREASE: LIVE!
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) and Paramount Television announced today that film, television and stage actress and singer Keke Palmer (SCREAM QUEENS, "Masters of Sex") will be joining the cast of GREASE: LIVE as the sassy Pink Lady "Marty Maraschino." Palmer will star alongside Julianne Hough (as "Sandy") and Vanessa Hudgens (as "Rizzo"). In addition, Broadway writers Robert Cary ("Anything but Love," "Ira & Abby") and Jonathan Tolins ("Buyer & Cellar," "The Last Sunday in June") will write the LIVE television adaptation airing on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016 (7:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. (more...)

TDF Open Doors Graduation Set for Next MondayTDF Open Doors Graduation Set for Next Monday
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

Over 400 guests including current and past New York City high school students, and the performing arts professional mentors who have participated in TDF's Open Doors, the theatre arts mentoring program that TDF founded in 1998 with playwright Wendy Wasserstein, will attend this year's graduation at 5:30pm on Monday, June 1 at The Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College (524 West 59th Street, NYC).   TDF's Open Doors was the first arts education program to receive a special Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theatre when it received the special honor in 2012. This year, Open Doors had 30 mentors working with 24 groups of students from New York City high schools. (more...)

WICKED National Tour Sets Lottery Policy for Denver RunWICKED National Tour Sets Lottery Policy for Denver Run
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKED, which is returning to Denver with performances from June 3-July 5. Two and one-half hours prior to each performance, people who present themselves at the Buell Theatre box office will have their names placed in a lottery drum; thirty minutes later, names will be drawn for a limited number of orchestra seats at $25 each, cash only. This lottery is available only in-person at the box office, with a limit of two tickets per person. Lottery participants must have a valid photo ID when submitting their entry form and, if chosen, when purchasing tickets. WICKED, Broadway's biggest blockbuster returns to Denver at The Buell Theatre June 3-July 5 only. (more...)

Exclusive! Stephen Schwartz Talks Upcoming WICKED Movie's ProgressExclusive! Stephen Schwartz Talks Upcoming WICKED Movie's Progress
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2015

Fellow Ozians! Finally, BroadwayWorld has learned more definitive details about the highly anticipated film adaptation of the Tony Award-winning smash hit musical WICKED. (more...)

Steven Pinder To Star As DOCTOR DILLAMOND In London WICKED For Limited Engagement!Steven Pinder To Star As DOCTOR DILLAMOND In London WICKED For Limited Engagement!
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

WICKED, the award-winning classic musical that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is delighted to announce that Steven Pinder, who is currently playing Doctor Dillamond and The Wizard to huge acclaim on the multi record-breaking UK Tour, will join the London production as Doctor Dillamond from Monday 10 August until Saturday 19 September 2015.  (more...)

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